Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Feeling shamed . . .

This is a personal post.  To be honest, lately, I've been feeling shamed.

Most of this is self-shaming, I will admit.

I feel shamed, on the one hand, because I am not a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a high-powered lawyer, or part of one of the STEM professions (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.)
I work in a "traditionally feminine" clerical position (I proofread deposition transcripts from home), and in my life before Matthew, I was a librarian, which is also a traditionally female profession.

On the other hand, I feel shamed because I'm a Christian woman, and Christian women are "supposed" to get married, have kids, stay at home and raise them, and homeschool them all.  Or, at the very least, make sure they are not in "godless" public schools unless it's to be "salt and light".

I honestly think that we give lip service to the words, "feminism is all about giving women choices and empowering them".  That may have been the intent of feminism in the beginning.

But now?  I really think that there are people who will not be satisfied until we have a female President, Vice-President, Cabinet, and Congress; until all Fortune 500 companies are run by women, until all STEM positions are filled by women, and until secretaries, waitresses, and all other "traditionally female" jobs are filled by men . . . and until all fathers are stay-at-home dads!

I truly do not know where this message is coming from.  But it is what I read between the lines.

Just my .04, adjusted for inflation.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet lady you think about what others think too much. Be happy in whatever you do. The Lord gives us a certain amount of days. Even when it is hard, it becomes easier when your first thought in the morning is a prayer of thanks. Now, sometimes it tanks from there. But I usually have an interest in something I am reading, or just wanting to work outside. But you are you, God doesn't make junk. You have done a great job with your son. And you have made a great marriage. You are blessed!